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[movies]Deirdre Hirschtritt 19Jul2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Dierdre Hirschtritt was interviewed by Pauline Katz on July 19, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview; Deirdre Hirschtritt Oral History Interview, interviewed by Pauline Katz, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 19, 2011...
Keywords: Deirdre Hirschtritt; Orthodox; New York State; New York City; NYC; New Rochelle NY; Camp Ramah; Schechter; University of Wisconsin; Multiculturalism; Steiner Summer Program; Margaret Sanger; Paper Bridge; Dybbuk
Downloads: 25
[movies]Deirdre Hirschtritt 19July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Deirdre Hirschtritt was interviewed by Pauline Katz on July 19, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Deirdre Hirschtritt Oral History Interview, interviewed by Pauline Katz, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 19, 2011...
Keywords: Deirdre Hirschtritt; Orthodox; New York State; New York City; NYC; New Rochelle NY; Camp Ramah; Schechter; University of Wisconsin; Multiculturalism; Steiner Summer Program; Margaret Sanger; Paper Bridge; Dybbuk; Deirdre Hirschtritt; Orthodox; New York State; New York City; NYC; New Rochelle NY; Camp Ramah; Schechter; University of Wisconsin; Multiculturalism; Steiner Summer Program; Margaret Sanger; Paper Bridge; Dybbuk
Downloads: 11
[movies]Elaine Katz 29nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Elaine Katz, a Hartford Connecticut native, was raised in a secular Jewish home with Yiddish-speaking parents. Her father was from Eastern Europe, from a religious family, but he broke from their example and announced his secular Jewish identity. He was a builder. Her mother was from Egypt and attended the French and Jewish Alliance Israelite Universelle schools there. She worked in fashion retail when she was in Egypt, and when she came to the United States, the family meeting her at the port h...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Secular Jews; Jews of Hartford Connecticut; New York City; Secular Jewish Camp; Ohio State University; Hillel; Jewish Young Fraternalists (JYF); Yiddish Shmooze Group
Downloads: 81
[movies]Nora Feinstein 23july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Nora Feinstein, 2010 participant in the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 23, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nora grew up in a Reform Jewish family in Baltimore, Maryland and participated in Reform Jewish life. National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) was a defining aspect of her high school life. She describes herself as a “Jewish life dork” in high school...
Keywords: Denominationalism; Reform Judaism; Baltimore Jewish Community; Jewish Theological Seminary; Barnard; New York City; Yiddish; Yiddish Theatre; NFTY; Israel; Hebrew; Sholem Aleichem; Reclaiming Yiddish; Religion; Secularism; Yiddish Book Center; Challenges of Learning Yiddish; Yiddishkeit; Yiddish Poetry; Jewish Identity
Downloads: 114
[movies]Sophia Holtz 25February2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Sophia was a Jan Term student at the Yiddish Book Center in 2011. She is in her final year at Hampshire College. Sophia grew up in New York City, on the Upper West Side, with a brother and with wonderful parents. She liked being a city kid, and the independence that gave her. She went to an egalitarian, pluralist Jewish day school from pre-school until she graduated high school. She also went to synagogue, lived in a Jewish neighborhood, and generally was immersed in Jewish community for almost ...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center, Yiddish language, Yiddish learning, Jewish Identity, Childhood, United States, Education, Jewish education, Literature, Other languages, Hebrew, Klezmer, Music, New York, New York City, Upper West Side, Hampshire, Sophia Holtz, Yiddish Book Center, Hampshire College, JanTerm, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish, Jewish culture
Downloads: 19
[movies]Ingrid 17oct2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Rachel)
Ingrid, an 81-year-old woman from Germany, started with her childhood in the 1930s, in a town called Eschwege. An only child, she grew up in a somewhat secular Jewish home, surrounded by more religious extended family. Ingrid always wanted to go to New York. She talked a bit about Kristallnacht in her town; her home was not destroyed but some of her friends' homes/businesses were. Ingrid was on a Kindertransport train to Sweden...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; World War Two; Holocaust; Western Europe; United States; Travel; Other Jewish languages; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Germany; Eschwege; Kristallnacht; Kindertransport; Sweden; New York City; German; English; ghetto; Auschwitz; 1944; letters; stockings; gold; correspondance; Worchester; Massachusetts; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 100
[movies]Karen Encarnacion 12Oct2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Karen Encarnacion, raised in a mixed Jewish-Filipino Catholic home, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on October 12, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Karen Encarnacion Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, October 12, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Visual Arts; Career and Professional Life; Education; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Boston; New York City; NYC; Berlin; Women Circle; Catholicism; Judaism; Karen Encarnacion; Massachusetts; Germany
Downloads: 9
[movies]Mitchell Waife 14March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Mitchell Waife, grandson of Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Aleichem, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 14, 2013 in Lantana, Florida. Mitchell grew up in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. Although his parents never taught him Yiddish or Russian, he was lucky to learn all about his famous grandfather from the late writer's widow, Mitchell's grandmother Olga, who lived with them...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Literature; Eastern Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Urban; Travel; Mitchell Waife; New York City; NYC; Brighton Beach; Sholem Aleichem; Olga Loyev Rabinovitz; Sholem Rabinovich; Russian
Downloads: 34
[movies]Lorin Sklamberg 15July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Lorin Sklamberg, lead singer for The Klezmatics and YIVO sound archivist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 15, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Lorin Sklamberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 15, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Hebrew; Dance; Music; Klezmer; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Israel; Zionism; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Urban; Travel; Los Angeles; California; New York City; Michael Alpert; YIVO; KlezKamp; LGBT; feminism; Klezmer Conservatory Band; The Klezmatics; kapelye
Downloads: 11
[movies]Norman Feinberg 28october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Norman Feinberg, retired college professor of music at Mercy College, is the youngest son of the late Leon Feinberg, Yiddish poet, author of many books, and regional editor for the Yiddish paper Der Tog. Norman recounts how his father came to the United States, first at age 14, alone, to follow his father, and the second time after graduating from Moscow University, once the family had become disillusioned with Communism...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish personalities; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; immigration migration and place; literature; press/radio; education; religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Russia; New York City; United States and Canada; politics and political movements; Jewish communities; urban; shtetl; Marc Chagall; Albert Einstein; Maurice Schwartz; Itsik Manger; Sholem Ash; Der Tog; Freiheit; children of Yiddish personalities
Downloads: 81
[movies]Leo Weitzman 13July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Leo Weitzman was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 13, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Leo Weitzman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Applebaum-Driker Theater, July 13, 2011...
Keywords: Leo Weitzman; Germany; New York City; NYC; DP Camps; Displaced Persons Camps; Siberia; Poland; Warsaw; Munich; Warsaw Jewish Choir; 1950s; Western Europe; United States; Immigration; Migration; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Holocaust; Yiddish speaker; World War Two; Newspapers; Music; Theater; song; singing; Purim; Yiddish language; Other languages; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Jacob Schlitt 12dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Jacob Schlitt grew up in New York City and speaks about being raised by his mother, who both gave him a Yiddish education and an understanding of the importance of being aware of social injustices. He fondly remembers his childhood, from learning the Four Questions (Fir Kashes) in Yiddish to winning a watch in Hebrew school after collecting the highest amount of donations for the JNF. Schlitt also discusses his life's work in labor and civil rights...
Keywords: bronx; new york city; public schools; arbetn shule; hebrew school; JNF; menorah; summer camps; socialist; socialism; civil rights; labor union; labor rights; radio; army; JLC; yiddish book center; national yiddish book center; wexler oral history project; jewish labor committee; advice; family history and stories; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; yiddish revival and activism; career and professional life; education; jewish holidays; united states; politics and political movements
Downloads: 51
[movies]Zackary Sholem Berger 26August2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Zackary Sholem Berger, doctor, Yiddish translator, activist, and blogger, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 26, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh in Maryland. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Zackary Sholem Berger Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yidish-Vokh, Maryland, August 26, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish scene; Hebrew; Other languages; Israel; Poetry; Books; Transmission; United States; Childhood; Yiddish revival and activism; Zionism; Press; Education; Religion and ritual; Yiddish Book Center; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Advice; Zackary Sholem Berger; Yiddishist; Yiddishism; Louisville KY; Kentucky; New York City; Translation; Translator; Dr. Seuss; Joshua Shikl Fishman; Yiddishland; Spain; Russia; Hungary; Mordkhe Schaechter; Itche Goldberg
Downloads: 33
[movies]August Maymudes 16Jan2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
August Maymudes was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: August Maymudes Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, California, January 16, 2013. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/AugustMaymudes16Jan2013YiddishBookCenter ( [date acces...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Family History and stories; childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Music; Press/Radio; Career; Professional Life; Education; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics; Political Movements; Transmission; Children; Jewish community Assimilation; Travel; New York City; Brooklyn; Los Angeles; California; Freiheit; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; Yablan Foundation; Korean War; Communism; Communist party; WWII; Hitler-Stalin Pact
Downloads: 2
[movies]Alec Burko 12March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Alec Burko, a graduate student and staff member at the Yiddish Forverts, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on March 12, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alec Burko Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 12, 20...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Film; Israel; Newspapers; Press; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Theater; Radio; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Hebrew; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Roots/heritage; Travel; Alec Burko; Leyzer Burko; New York City; Yiddish Forverts; Yugntruf; Yidish-vokh; Yiddishist; Yiddishism; Jewish Theological Seminary; Hassidism; Folksbiene; WEVD; Nahum Stutchkoff; German
Downloads: 52
[movies]Robert Booth 21July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Robert Booth was interviewed by David Schlitt on July 21, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Robert Booth Oral History Interview, interviewed by David Schlitt, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 21, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Yiddish language; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; United States; Summer camp; Youth group; Education; Love/Relationships; Career and Professional Life; Western Europe; Visual Arts; Travel; Jewish Identity; Holocaust; Rosh Hashanah; Advice; Religion and ritual; Politics and political movements; Robert Booth; Great Depression; 1930s; New York City; NYC; Florida; St. Louis; Prague; NFTY; North American Federation of Temple Youth; Alekh Shindler; 1970s; Netherlands; Holland; Sculptor; Sculpture; Latvia; 1990s; New Hampshire; George McGovern; Chicago; 1970s; Boston; New Zealand; Indianapolis; Tucson; Arizona; Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp
Downloads: 23
[movies]Marvin Zuckerman 17Jan2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Marvin Zuckerman, retired English and Yiddish professor, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 17, 2013 in Pacific Palisades, California.  To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Marvin Zuckerman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Pacific Palisades, California, January 17, 2013...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Music; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Love/Relationships; Marvin Zuckerman; Warsaw; Poland; New York City; Los Angeles; California; Sholem Aleichem; I.L. Peretz; Yiddish Culture Club; Bund; Socialism; Labor Movements; Gidget; I.B. Singer; Doikayt; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; Sidor Belarsky; Max Weinreich; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Uriel Weinreich
Downloads: 17
[movies]Leon Madowitz 24June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Leon Madowitz, retired medical doctor, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 24, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Leon Madowitz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, Karmazin Recording Studio, June 24, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Shtetl; Travel; Leon Madowitz; Weilan; Poland; Germany; New York City; Czetsochowa; Rabbie Eleazar Ben Moshe Azikri; Betar; 1920's; 1930's; 1940's
Downloads: 6
[movies]Mindle Crystel Gross 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Mindle Crystel Gross, native speaker and translator of Yiddish, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 13, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Mindle grew up in Brooklyn in what she calls an "observant, but not religious" household. Her parents were both amateur Yiddish poets and transmitted their passion for the language to their daughter by speaking Yiddish exclusively in the home. Mindle also received instruction in Yiddish language and culture in the Sholem Aleichem shule system, which she was...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Mindle; Crystel Gross; Bronx; New York City; NYC; Boynton Beach; Florida; Long Island; Avrom Reyzn; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; 1950s; 1960s; 1990s; 2000s; Translation
Downloads: 17
[movies]Sophia Olkhova 26July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Sophia Olkhova, 2012 Steiner Summer Program student, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on July 26, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Sophia was born in Russia and came to the United States at the age of three. Growing up, she had no connection to Jewish religion or culture. Instead, she says, her mentality was that of the first generation American, with an emphasis on personal success and ambition. It was not until she went to Hampshire College that she was exposed to Judaism through her friends t...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Sophia Olkhova; Florida; Amherst MA; New York City; California; Poland; Czech Republic; Hampshire College; Yiddish Book Center; 1990s; 2000s; 2012s; San Francisco; Hampshire College Jewish Student Union; Russian; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Other languages; Ethnography
Downloads: 9
[movies]Ken Binyomen Moss 6June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Ken Binyomen Moss, Director of the Jewish Studies Program and Assistant Professor in Modern Jewish History at Johns Hopkins University, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 6, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Ken grew up in New Jersey and was introduced to Yiddish through his Jewish Studies classes in college. He spent three summers at YIVO's summer intensive program in New York with famous Yiddishist Mordkhe Schaechter...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Hebrew; Other languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Israel; Zionism; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Yiddish scene; Books; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Jewish education; Urban; Ken Binyomen Moss; Yugntruf; Yidish-vokh; California; Baltimore; New Jersey; New York City; Israel; Mordkhe Schaechter; I.L. Peretz; Johns Hopkins University; Davke; 1990s; 2000s; Conservative; Schaechter School; Avrom Novershtern; Pripetshik; Avrom Sutzkever; Abraham Sutzkever; Joshua Fishman; Gella Fishman; Anne Eakin Moss
Downloads: 15
[movies]Paul Kaye 28July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Paul Kaye, who helped rescue survivors of the Holocaust and fought in Israel’s War of Independence, was interviewed by Hillary Ossip on July 28, 2011, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Paul begins by describing his family background. His father, whose original family name was Kamenetsky, came from Odessa and his mother from Lemberg (also known as Lwow or Lviv). They met on the Lower East Side of New York City...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; United States; World War Two; Immigration; Migration; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Jewish Identity; Childhood; Education; Transmission; Urban; Israel; Food and culinary traditions; Yiddish Book Center; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Hebrew; Career and Professional Life; Paul Kaye; New York City; Navy; 1940s; 1990s; Long Island; Queens NY; Temple Hillel Long Island; Haganah; Bronx; Bar Mitzvah; Hatikvah (ship); Cyprus; UJA Federation; American Veterans of Israel
Downloads: 40
[movies]Albert Berkowitz 13october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Albert Berkowitz was a docent at the Yiddish Book Center for ten years. He began by talking about his family, especially his grandmother (the only of that generation he ever knew) from Rumania. He described how his grandmother came to Staten Island with her children (some by marriage - she had three husbands, all of whom she outlived - and some her own) after selling all of her assets after her third husband died...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Urban; Assimilation; Washington; D.C; Classical music; philharmonic; New York City; U.S. Maritime service; docent; English tutor; Tibet; literacy; mamaliga; Ploesti; Rumania; grandmother; kosher; shabbes; chorus; Young at Heart
Downloads: 56
[movies]Henry Sapoznik 20March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Henry Sapoznik was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 20, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Henry Sapoznik Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Madison, WI, March 20, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/HenrySapoznik20march2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Music; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Klezmer; Yiddish Book Center; Crown Heights; Brooklyn; New York City; NYC; Henry Sapoznik; Mt. Aier North Carolina; Madison; Wisconsin; Washington Square; Greenwich Village; Adrienne Cooper; Diva Abramovitch; Sarah Gordon; YIVO; Klez Kamp; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s
Downloads: 50
[movies]Paul Berg 26Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Paul Berg was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 26, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Paul Berg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Vilnius, Lithuania, July 26, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/PaulBerg26jul2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Latin America; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Love/Relationships; Yiddish speaker; Bronx; New York City; New York; NY; NYC; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; San Diego; Mexico; Paul Berg; Michigan; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 44
[movies]Moishe Rosenfeld 13June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Moishe Rosenfeld, founder of Golden Land Concerts & Connections, a New York City-based booking agency for Jewish performing arts, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on June 13, 2012 in New York, New York. Moishe grew up in Montreal. His mother, Sara Rosenfeld, was an important Yiddish cultural organizer there. He has worked in Yiddish theater and film for much of his life. Following a minor acting stint, he worked with his cousin Zalman Mlotek co-producing Yiddish events, including the play "The G...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Theater; Music; Film; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Canada; Summer camp; Jewish education; Urban; Klezmer; Childhood; Yiddish speaker; Moishe Rosenfeld; Montreal; New York City; Dora Wasserman; WEVD; Camp Hemshekh; Folksbiene; Yosl Mlotek; Bund; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; Zalmen Mlotek; Sholom Secunda; Ida Kaminska; Berta Gersten; Jacob Ben-Ami; Joseph Buloff; Woody Allen; Meryl Streep; Crossing Delancey; Molly Picon; New York Yiddish Film Festival; Itzhak Perlman; Seymour Rexite; Jacques Levy; Forverts; Yiddish Forward; Sara Rosenfeld; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 10
[movies]Adi Mahalel 15December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Adi Mahalel was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 15, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Adi Mahalel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Boston, Massachusetts, December 15, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Haifa; Tel Aviv; New York City; Arye Pilowsky; Rachel Rojanski; Dan Miron; Jeremy Dauber; Yitshok Luden; Forverts; Yiddish Daily Forward; YIVO; Columbia University; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Yiddishism; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Jewish education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Roots/heritage
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[movies]Marc Caplan 20December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Marc Caplan- Professor of Yiddish Literature, Language, and Culture at Johns Hopkins University - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 20, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies conference in Washington, D.C. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Marc Caplan Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral Hi...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; United States; Education; Literature; Books; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish scene; Other languages; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Western Europe; Transmission; Jewish community; Love; Relationships; Marc Caplan; Louisiana; American South; Civil War; Benjamin Harshav; Yale University; New Year's Eve; Cochon de lait; New York City; African Literature; Johns Hopkins University; Mordkhe Schaechter; Beatrice Brukhe Caplan; Ken Binyomen Moss; Afn Shvel; Sheva Zucker; Zachary Sholem Berger; London; England; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 128
[movies]Clare Burson 10July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Clare Burson was interviewed by Pauline Katz on July 10, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Clare Burson Oral History Interview, interviewed by Pauline Katz, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 10, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Clare Burson; Tennessee; Memphis; Nashville; Providence RI; Brown University; Cologne Germany; German; Brooklyn; New York City; Yiddish Book Center Internship; Conservative; Reform; American South; KlezKamp; Six Points Project; Tenement Museum; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Synagogue; shul; temple; song; singing; Yiddish language; Yiddish Book Center; Jewish community; Other languages; Holocaust; Music; Klezmer; Travel; Eastern Europe; Yiddish revival and activism; Summer camp; Career and Professional Life; United States; Western Europe; Transmission
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[movies]Barnett Zumoff 4December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Barnett Zumoff was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 4, 2013, in New York City. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Barnett Zumoff Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, New York City, December 4, 2013. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/BarnettZumoff4december2013YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Other languages; Press; Literature; Newspapers; Poetry; Jewish education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Pesakh; Passover; United States; Summer camp; Yiddish personalities; Urban; Shtetl; Brooklyn; New York City; New York; Yosl Mlotek; Avram Sutzkever; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; Congress for Jewish Culture; Kultur Kongres; Forward Association; Forverts; Yiddish Daily Forward; Jewish Daily Forward; Camp Kinderring; 1930s; 1983; 1980s; socialism; translation; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Herb Molin 06Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Herbert (Herb) Molin, a former lawyer for the City of New York and a staunch believer in the importance of Yiddishkeit, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on July 6, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Herb’s mother was from Ukraine and his father was from Poland. Both were born into religious families but discarded religion and adopted secular Yiddishkeit, which Herb still strongly espouses...
Keywords: Immigration; Migration; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Newspapers; Politics and political movements; Books; Jewish education; Education; Summer camp; World War Two; Anti-Semitism; Israel; Hebrew; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Theater; Urban; United States; Advice; Career and Professional Life; Herb Molin; IWO; International Workers Order; Freiheit; Der Tog; Sholem Aleichem; IWO Shule; Great Depression; Camp Kinderland; Progressive Party; Henry Wallace; 1930s; 1940s; Father Charles Coughlin; Vito Marcantonio; Queens College; New York City; Astoria; NYC; Barack Obama; Peekskill; Paul Robeson; 1950s; 1960s; Bar Mitzvah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 34
[movies]Rose Bergman 10Aug2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Rose Bergman was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 10, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Rose, a former teacher, recounts growing up in Poland after the Holocaust, her years in Israel, and finally her immigration to and life in the United States. Rose describes how both her parents fled the Nazi advance into Poland by escaping into the Soviet Union, where they struggled to survive. She recounts how after the war her parents returned to Poland, taking up residency in Lodz - where Rose was bor...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; World War Two; Urban; Theater; Radio; Other languages; Hebrew; Career and Professional Life; Education; Rose Bergman; 1940s; Poland; Ringelblum Archives; Lodz; Yad Vashem; New York City; NYC; Ellis Island; Dallas TX; John F. Kennedy; Six Day War; Bronx; Hunter College; Columbia University; Aaron Lansky; Outwitting History; YIVO; Curses; Never Forget To Lie; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 75
[movies]Peter Sokolow 5December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Peter Sokolow, a full-time professional musician active in Klezmer revival, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 5, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. Peter had a secular upbringing in Brooklyn. His father was a piano teacher while his mother was what he calls an "armchair communist." Peter speaks of his parents as highly assimilated and describes how growing up he had very little exposure to Yiddish culture and music...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish speaker; Music; Klezmer; song; singing; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Jewish holidays; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Jewish resorts; Yiddish personalities; Urban; Love; Relationships; Brooklyn; New York; New York City; Catskills; Dave Tarras; Hankus Netsky; Frank London; Michael Winegrad; Henry Sapoznik; Klez Kamp; Klez Kanada; YIVO; McCarthy Era; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1980s; communism; Hasidism; hadisim; orthodox; club date; wedding; yontef; simkhe; simcha; piano; clarinet; jazz saxophone; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman z"l, Yiddish poet and educator, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 26, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh in Maryland.  This interview is entirely in Yiddish.To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Beyle Schaechter Gottesman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yidish-Vokh, Maryland, August 26, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish speaker; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; Holocaust; World War Two; Immigration; Migration; America; United States; Childhood; Other languages; song; singing; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Family traditions; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish scene; Yiddish revival and activism; Music; Literature; Books; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Transmission; Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman; Bella Schaechter-Gottesman; Vienna; Czernowitz; Eliezer Shteynbarg; Bainbridge Avenue; Bronx; New York; New York City; Sholem Aleichem School; Yitskhok Nakhmen Steinberg; Yitskhok Nakhmen Shteynberg; Frayland Lige; Yidish Lige; Yiddishism; Yiddishist
Downloads: 227
[movies]Eva Brown 31January2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Eva Brown was interviewed on January 31, 2012 by Sandra Rubin at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Holocaust; World War Two; Western Europe; United States; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Education; Career and Professional Life; Music; Summer camp; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Other languages; Jewish education; Synagogue; shul; temple; Eva Metzger-Brown; Eva Brown; Child Survivor; Psychology; Psychologist; Trauma; Germany; France; Kristallnacht; Casablanca; New York City; Manhattan; Queens; Amherst MA; Jewish Community of Amherst; 1930s; 1940s; German; French; Hadassah; Bat Mitzvah; Divorce; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Sara Kruzansky 12June2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Sara Kruzansky, teacher of Jewish History, grew up in Chicago. Her parents, from a shtetl and a village in Poland, met in Warsaw, where they were married before her father moved to the U.S. at age 20 to avoid being drafted into the tsarist Russian army. He participated in the Gaviston movement, a push to move Jewish immigrants to places other than New York City. After a few years in various cities in the Midwest, her father, shoemaker by trade, followed the garment industry to Chicago...
Keywords: Chicago; Poland; Ukraine; Rumania; Russia; Warsaw; New York City; Danbury; CT; Roosevelt; Ben-Gurion; American Jewish Committee?; YIVO; 1930s; 1940s; 1970s; Sara Kruzansky; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Radio; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Linda Gritz 24July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Linda Gritz, medical writer, grew up in the Bronx. Her father was born in a town outside of Warsaw, and came to the U.S. at age 10, just two years before the Nazi invasion. He became an American immediately, learning English within three months and rebelling from his orthodox family by refusing to be bar mitzvah-ed, and making the switch from soccer to stickball. Her mother was born in New York, though her parents were from Lodz...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Music; Press; Radio; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; New York City; Boston; Somerville; MA; Chana Mlotek; Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle); Kinderring summer camp; Kinderland; Yidish-vokh; Klezkamp; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s
Downloads: 88
[movies]Leo Summergrad 3October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Leo Summergrad is 88 years old and was born in the Bronx to immigrant parents with whom he spoke in Yiddish. Leo's parents were garment workers and his father was a union organizer who would later be blacklisted due to his leftist politics. His family had no radio at home until he was ten so his family and neighbors sang Yiddish songs constantly. Since then Leo has maintained a lifelong love of Yiddish folksongs and has amassed a stunning collection of recordings of 2,300 distinct Yiddish songs ...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Press; Radio; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); World War Two; Music; Immigration; Migration; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Newspapers; Theater; Jewish community; Yiddish Book Center; Jewish education; United States; IWO Shule; Camp Kinderland; Bronx; Leo Summergrad; White Russia; The Freiheit; Der Tog; Garment Industry; 1920s. 1930s; 1950s; New York City; Okinawa; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Philip Reinish 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Philip Reinish, a former union organizer, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 13, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Philip grew up in a working class community in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. In his interview, he speaks of attending Hebrew school as a boy and davening the Saturday morning service for children. Though he later came to identify as a non-believer, Philip says that his Jewish identity has determined his entire path in life...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Feminism; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; World War Two; Philip Reinish; Camp Lakeland; Camp Kinderland; New York City; Brighton Beach; Tonawanda; Vietnam; Laos; Cambodia; Austria; Russia; Michael Moore; Barry Goldwater; Paul Robeson; Harry Belafonte; Jewish Cultural School of Nassau; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; Great Depression; Communism; Socialism; Anti-Fascism; Civil Rights; Feminism; Secularism; Atheism; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Miriam Udel 16December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Miriam Udel was interviewed by Jessica Parker on December 16, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Miriam Udel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Boston, Massachusetts, December 16, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Hebrew; Music; song; singing; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Family traditions; Synagogue; shul; temple; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Israel; Eastern Europe; America; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; RAVSAK:The Jewish Community Day School Network; Boro Park; Williamsburg; New York; Baltimore; Maryland; Atlanta; Georgia; Western Massachusetts; New York City; Miami; Florida; Ruth Wisse; Dan Miron; Sheva Zucker; Kalman Weiser; Naftali Ejdelman; Manger; Esther Kreitman; Yiddish Farm; Harvard
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[movies]Judith Elbaum Schumer 3October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Judith Elbaum Schumer was interviewed on October 3, 2011 by Christa Whitney at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Press; Eastern Europe; World War Two; Holocaust; Immigration; Migration; Radio; Theater; Jewish holidays; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike Yiddish personalities; Yiddish Book Center; Pesakh; Passover; Summer camp; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; song; singing; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Literature; Newspapers; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Family traditions; Synagogue; shul; temple; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Urban; Jewish community; Transmission; United States; Politics and political movements; Soviet Union; Judith Elbaum Schumer; Moshe Elbaum; Lodz; Warsaw; Poland; Anthony Eden; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; China; Japan; Shanghai; The Morning Journal; Der Morgen Jurnal; Jewish Daily Forward; Forverts; Der Tog; I.B. Singer; Elie Wiesel; Maurice Schwartz; New York City; Chiune Sugihara; Ludwik Zamenhof; Brooklyn; Camp Boiberik; Reno NV; Camp Hemshechk; Camp Kind
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[movies]Eugene Orenstein 26August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Eugene Orenstein, Associate Professor Yiddish and Modern Jewish History at McGill University in Montreal, was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKanada on August 26, 2011. Eugene Orenstein begins his interview with an extremely detailed account of his parents’ life in Poland. The third son of Jewish immigrants, Eugene’s memory has captured many of the stories his parents told him growing up. Eugene carefully details the stories behind both his mother and father’s life, how they were sweeth...
Keywords: Yiddish language; Jewish education; Yiddish around the world; Old Country; Eastern Europe; kheder; Yeshiva; Warsaw; Poland; roots/heritage; Social-Zionists; poverty; pogroms Immigration; Migration; World War I; New York City; Bund; United States; Anti-Semitism; Polish army; Soviet Russia; Communism; Bolsheviks; Cuba; quota system; Marxist; cooperative housing; immigrants; Bronx; New York; Jewish religion; Scholem Aleichem schools; Arbeter Ring schools; Shul Nummer Eins; Summer camp; Yiddish scene (U.S.); Camp Kinderland; History; childhood; Books; Literature; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Education; Family traditions; Canada; Assimilation; Jewish community; Transmission; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish culture: other; McGill University; Montreal; Montreal Public Library; Yiddish revival; activist; Jewish studies; advice; Scholarship; Academia; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc
Downloads: 138
[movies]Jordana de Bloeme 17December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Jordana de Bloeme was interviewed by Jessica Parker on December 17, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Jordana De Bloeme Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Boston, Massachusetts, December 17, 2013...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Hebrew; Klezmer; Music; Literature; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Jewish education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Summer camp; Roots/heritage; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Krakow; Poland; New York City; New York; Warsaw; Poland; Vlinius; Lithuania; Vilne; Vilna; Toronto; Canada; Hamilton; Ottawa; Nepean; Ontario; Jerusalem; Israel; Tel Aviv; Minsk; Scotland; Kalman Weiser; Brukhe Lang; York University; University of Toronto; Camp Shalom; USY; United Synagogue Youth; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 1920s; 1930s; Bund; Yiddishism; secular; socialism; socialist; Haredi; Hasidic; archive; archival research
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[movies]Paul Buhle 22March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Paul Buhle was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 22, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Paul Buhle Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Madison, WI, March 22, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/PaulBuhle22march2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; Klezmer; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Israel; Zionism; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Paul Buhle; Comics; Oral History; Aaron Lansky; Champaign Urbana IL; Illinois; Wisconsin; Madison; New York City; NYC; Bronx; Miami Beach; Boston; Somerville MA; Providence RI; Brown University; Students for a Democratic Society; Oral History of the American Left (NYU); 1960s; 1970s; Labor Movements; Civil Rights; Communism; Socialism; Marxism; Republican Party; Atheism; Continuity; Maurice Kish; Baruch Rivkin; Harvey Pekar
Downloads: 40
[movies]Stan Edelson 12November2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Artist Stan Edelson was interviewed by Jessica Parker at the Yiddish Book Center on November 12, 2012. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Stan Edelson Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Amherst, MA, November 12, 2012. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/StanEdelson12november2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Visual Arts; Theater; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Rural; Urban; Travel; Assimilation; Stan Edelson; New York City; NYC; Lower East Side; Bronx; Boston; Toronto; Israel; Mexico; Seinfeld; Paul Muni; Milton Berle; Michael Gold; Jews without Money; Art Students League School; Educational Alliance; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; Civil Rights Movement; Artist Collectives; Orthodox; Secular; Comedy; Comedians; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 57
[movies]Arnold Friedmann 08Nov2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Arnold Friedmann, Emeritus Professor of interior design at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1925 into a bourgeois German-Jewish family. Arnold's parents both came from solidly middle-class backgrounds, although he claims that his mother was "more" middle-class. Arnold attended the reform Gymnasium (high school) in Nuremberg, where he was the first in his class...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Visual Arts; Literature; Books; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Western Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; Arnold Friedmann; Nuremberg; Jerusalem; Tel Aviv; Palestine; Egypt; Fuerth; New York City; Amherst MA; Freiburg; Finland; Henry Kissinger; Sholem Aleichem; I.B. Singer; I.L. Peretz; Mendele Moykher Sforim; Aaron Lansky; Royal Army Ordinance Corps; University of Massachusetts; Pratt Institute; Adolph Hitler; 1930s; 1940s; Liberal; Reform; 2000s; Habonim; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
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[movies]Henry Slucki 15January2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Henry Slucki, child survivor of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Henry was born in Paris and later escaped on a boat with other Jewish children from Portugal. He began to learn Yiddish in the United States when he stayed with a great aunt and uncle while his parents waited for entry visas from Cuba. Henry moved to Los Angeles in 1949 and has been involved in local Yiddish circles ever since...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Dance; Literature; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; World War Two; Other languages; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Career and Professional Life; Henry Slucki; Paris; France; Barcelona; Spain; Montauban; New York City; Cuba; California; Los Angeles; Itzik Manger; Sholem Community Organization; Child Survivors of the Holocaust Organization; Yiddishkayt LA; California Institute of Yiddish Language and Culture; Camp Kinderland; Yidish Kinder Teater; Yiddish Children's Theater; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 2000s; Communism; Communist Party; Hitler-Stalin Pact; Spanish; French; Secular; Veltlekh; Doikayt; Esperanto
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[movies]Adina Gordon 04Nov2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Adina Gordon was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 4, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Adina Gordon Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, November 4, 2011...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Music; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Shtetl; Urban; song; singing; Pesakh; Passover; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike; Adina Gordon; WEVD; Sholem Aleichem; Art History; France; Hashomer Hatzair; New York City; New Jersey; Brooklyn; Crown Heights; 1900s; 1910s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; Hasidism; Satmar; Conservative; Ebbets Field; Baking; Honey Cake; Polish; German; Forverts; Forward; Kibbutz Aliyah; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish
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[movies]Judy Kunofsky 11Jan2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Judy Kunofsky was born in New York City to a secular family. She attended the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle) as a child for four years. She moved to California after college and to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1972. After going to KlezKamp for more than a dozen years, she and colleagues decided to create a non-profit in the Bay Area to promote Yiddish culture and klezmer music. KlezCalifornia was formed in 2003 and is now a thriving part of the Bay Area Jewish scene...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Hebrew; Dance; Music; Film; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Israel; Feminism; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Jewish community; Rural; Travel; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Sukkos; Sukkot; Judy Kunofsky; Judith Kunofsky; KlezCalifornia; Dneiper River; Belorussia; Belarus; New York City; Brooklyn; Manhattan; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; California; KlezKamp; Chavurah; Kiev; Gomel Belarus
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[movies]Irving Joseph Massey 13November2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Irving Joseph Massey, son of Yiddish poet Ida Maze, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 13, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. This interview is conducted in both Yiddish and English. Irving's mother, Ida, was born in the village of Ugli, south of Minsk in Belarus. Her family was distantly related to another Yiddish literary great, Mendele Moykher Sforim. As a teenager, she emigrated with her family first to New York and later to Montreal where they settled permanently...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Hebrew; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; song; singing; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Old Country; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Jewish resorts; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities; Beyond the Books; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Rural; Urban; Travel; Ugli; Kapulye; Minsk; Belorussia; Montreal; Canada; New York City; Laurentians; Melekh Ravitch; Ida Maze; Rokhl Kovn; Kadya Molodowsky; Leivik; Dimentshtein; Meudele Moykher Sfarim
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